Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with this GrouponLive deal to see Tower of Power and Average White Band at the Detroit Opera House on Saturday, June 30, at 8 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $24, you get one G-Pass for upper-balcony seating (up to a $47.45 value, including all fees).
- For $29, you get one G-Pass for balcony seating (up to a $57.70 value, including all fees).
- For $34, you get one G-Pass for orchestra seating (up to a $67.95 value, including all fees).
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
On the opening track of its 1973 self-titled album, Tower of Power asks, "What is hip?" A booming quartet of horns tries to answer, the soulful guitar line searches along several lines of inquiry—and the call-and-response vocals ultimately refuse to give any firm answers, noting that "what's hip might become passé." But that wisdom has not been borne out in Tower of Power's astonishing 43-year career, which has outlasted cultural shifts and filled dance floors with several generations at once. Still led by founder Emilio Castillo, the 10-piece funk outfit plugs into tracks like "Knock Yourself Out" and "Clean Slate" with as much energy "as if they were a young band just trying to get a break," according to the Orange County Register’s Soundcheck blog.
Beforehand, Average White Band slides its own smooth grooves on stage. The cool, brassy dialogue of trumpet and sax in "Pick Up the Pieces" fleshes out the track's total tally of the four titular words. Halting guitar licks propel "Cut the Cake," a hit song often heard now at wedding receptions and dieting rallies.
The evening of soul grooves shuffle and slide inside the Detroit Opera House, which was originally built in 1922 as a vaudeville and movie house. The lobby's sparkling chandeliers announce the auditorium's theater, in which crimson curtains and golden walls frame the 4,250 seats.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
1526 Broadway St.
Detroit, Michigan 48226